Coaxial 6: Down The Arcades
Remember Defender? Chase HQ? Time Crisis? The sound of Charlie Brown’s teacher calling out bingo, in a fug of cigarette smoke and the black and red uniforms of the Nobles Amusements cash girls?
Or the feeling of putting too much money into a machine and having to leave credits behind? We do. All of this, and more. This week’s Coaxial is a fond memory, a look back at the halcyon days of the British arcades, a feast of (now) retro gaming, sticky carpets, and broken joysticks.
Join Christian Cawley and Gareth Kavanagh for their reminiscences of visiting arcades in the 1980s, 90s, and now.
Image credit Sam Howzit via Flickr